Week 2 of the Winter Chill is already over and we are now halfway through December! I’m not sure about where you live geographically, but here in Southern Ontario, I’m still waiting for the winter to get “chilly”. It feels more like spring than winter! Perhaps I should call this the Fair Weather Challenge instead!
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Julie made sure to up her game this week. Here is what she was up to on Week 2;
- Monday: 42 min/7 km run
- Tuesday: 50 min/8 km run
- Wednesday: NTC workouts’ 45 min yoga and 15 min abs and arms
- Thursday: 30 min swim
- Saturday: 1h30 min/14km rub
Congratulations on reaching your goal of 5 workouts this week, you did really great! Julie’s favorite activity this week was Yoga. She had the following to say “I forgot how tight I am and how great it feels to stretch“.
Barrie from Hardly A Goddess
Barrie, also did great on week 2 of the Winter Chill. Here is what she accomplished:
- Monday: PIYO
- Tuesday: 3 mile run
- Friday: 4 mile run
- Saturday: 6 mile run
This lady is definitely keeping very active too! Here is what Barrie has to say about her favorite workout this week “My Saturday run- it was 60 degrees! That is downright balmy in the Northeast, so it was wonderful to feel the sunshine on my face too- so nice.” Even though she did great, Barrie wishes she could spend more time outside!
Susan from Adventures With Suz
If you remember from last week, Susan just completed a marathon on Dec. 5. You can read her race recap here. Even though she’s still recovering from her big race, she still managed the following workouts:
- Circuit Training – 30 min
- Circuit Training – 45 min
- 6.5 mile run – 1 hour
Well done Susan! When asked which was her favorite workouts this week, Susan had this to say “My run, by far. I ran somewhere I hadn’t run before so the change of scenery was great. I also felt strong and my run was pain free. I did get pain later that evening so that wasn’t ideal, but I’m trying to heed my sports med doctor’s advice and keep my running limited for a few weeks. I’m going to be adding swimming laps once a week with a friend to my routine to give me a low-impact cardio option.”
Janice from Fitness Cheerleader
Despite a very challenging week (you can read about it here), Janice managed to reach her goals on week 2. Great Job Janice! She burned 2296 calories by doing the following workouts:
- Monday: DailyBurn HIIT workout – 30min
- Tuesday: 7.5 km – 50min
- Thursday: 7.5 k – 50min
- Friday: DailyBurn HIIT workout – 30min
- Sunday: 8k – 49 min speedwork 1 mile warm-up, 7 x 2 min run wit 2 min recovery jogs, 1 mile cool-down
Here is what Janice had to say about her favorite workout this week: ” My Sunday afternoon speedwork session with my best running friend helped me to burn off some steam and to remind my legs how to run faster.
It’s another great week for Abigail, where she reached her goals of doing something every day. Here is how she kept herself active:
- Monday: walk 3.5 km, slow run 7 km
- Tuesday: walk 7 km, run 10 km
- Wednesday: walk 7 km
- Thursday: walk 7 km, swim 750 m
- Friday: walk 7 km
- Saturday: row 6 km
- Sunday: row 10 km
Abigail had this to say about the Winter Chill Challenge ” I think this weekend would have been an exercise flop if it wasn’t for the challenge. There are so many things to do at this time of year. Thank you!” You are welcome Abigail. This is exactly why this challenge was created, so I’m happy to hear that it’s working for you as well and thanks for being a great inspiration to others too!
Kristen from Run Away With Me
Everyone seems to have taken this challenge to heart this week, and it’s no exception for Kristen, even though she’s injured, she’s taking on this challenge with a healthy attitude! Here’s how she kept herself moving this week:
- Monday: 15 minutes of PT exercises
- Tuesday: 30 minutes on treadmill, 15 minutes of PT exercises, 15 minutes of yoga
- Wednesday: 15 minutes of PT exercises
- Thursday: 45 minute physical therapy appointment
- Friday: 15 minutes of PT exercises, 15 minutes of yoga
- Saturday: 5k race, 15 minutes of PT exercises
- Sunday: 15 minutes of PT exercises, 30 minutes of yoga
Kristen was also successful at reaching her Winter Chill goals in Week 2, so congratulations are in order here too! Kristen says “I would have liked to include more cardio, but because this was my first week back to running I was trying to take it easy so I focused on doing the exercises my PT gave me as well as stretching through yoga.”
Kristen’s favorite workout this week was an Ugly Sweater 5 km run. I think that sounds fun and festive too!
Nancy’s active lifestyle doesn’t slow down just because the demands of the holidays get bigger! She makes working out a priority and her activities this week reflect that. Here is how Nancy did on week 2:
Amy joined the Winter Chill Challenge in order to get motivated to workout. This week she got one workout in, which is a great start since she says that it’s more than usual. I believe that making small changes to your lifestyle is the most sustainable way to making it a habit. So, great start Amy! Here is what she did this week:
Wednesday: Run/walk/run with Lucie at lunch 🙂 30 minutes
I did something more than nothing this week …so that’s a good start :)Working out with Lucie. Good motivation and chats 🙂
And, as the last challenger, there is me, Lucie! Here is what I did in Week 2 of the challenge, while buring 2363 calories:
- Monday: 10 km run: 63 min, 30 min walking the dog
- Tuesday: 30 min of dog walking
- Wednesday: 3.6 km walk/run at lunch with Amy & 1000 m swim (45 min)
- Thursday: dog walking – 1 hour
- Friday: 30 min dog walking
- Saturday: 1 hour of dog walking
- Sunday: 1 hour of dog walking and 11 km run – 70 min
I have a hard time picking a favorite workout this week. I loved my two long runs since I haven’t had much time for those of late, I loved having my coworker, fellow Winter Chill Challenger Amy to run with on Wednesday, it’s a rare treat. And, although I missed my swim class on Monday, I loved my 45 min solo swim too.
I’ll update you on Amy and Nancy’s Week 2 progress shortly!
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This week, I’m hoping to accomplish:
Monday: nothing, I have to work late
Tuesday: 30 min lunchtime run
Wednesday: Full body strength training
Thursday: 30 min stationary bike
Saturday or Sunday: 11 or 12 km run
How do you keep active during the busy December month? What are your workout plans this week?